Air Gear

Air Gear (Japanese: エア・ギア, Hepburn: Ea Gia) is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami “Ikki or Crow”, also known as “Baby Face”, “Lil (and Little) Crow”, and his friends. The story follows their use of Air Gear, an in-universe invention derived from inline skates. Initial sections of the plot carries out the introduction of characters that eventually join Ikki. As the story progresses, it focuses on their roles as Storm Riders and their quest to be on the top of the Trophaeum Tower. The pinnacle that all Storm Riders hope to reach. The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from November 2002 to May 2012.

It was adapted into an anime television series produced by Toei Animation, which aired on TV Tokyo from April to September 2006. A 3-episode original video animation (OVA), titled Air Gear: Break on the Sky, produced by Satelight, was released from November 2010 to June 2011.

Air Gear has over 18 million copies in circulation and won the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category..